Beeline
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2012 iMiev, bad charging unit!

Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:20 am

I had problems charging, read up on the forum, then had my iMiev towed to the dealer for inspection. Main Charging Unit is shot. $4,800 for a fix. Yeah, no.

2012 SE with quick charge. 81,000 miles.
New manufacturers main battery installed May 2017 under warranty, so about 15,000 miles on new battery. All recalls completed.

Wondering if there is a worthwhile parts market out there or anyone looking for a project? I’d rather help the cause than simply junk it.

Located in Central Illinois, between Chicago and St Louis.

kiev
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Re: 2012 iMiev, bad charging unit!

Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:12 pm

Welcome to the forum, sorry to hear of your charger problem.

We have started a charger troubleshooting thread due to the seemingly high number of reported failures lately. Hopefully we can determine if there is some age- or temperture-related component failure that could be replaced for a low-cost repair of the charger.

We are also looking at using an aftermarket EV charger as a temporary solution.

Does your car still run and drive okay? How many bars do you have in the "fuel" gauge?
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Beeline
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Re: 2012 iMiev, bad charging unit!

Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:28 pm

I would say, yes it was still running, but would be at 4 bars or less right now. I can sit on it while we try and figure out a solution, but sinking any $$ at this point is not worth it.

My extended manufacturer’s warranty expires at 5yr/60k. I am one month shy of that mark with 81,000. The main lithium battery was replaced at 65k apparently under the
“8 yr/100k battery warranty” along with AC compressor, 12v battery, etc. It took them a month and the range was never the same after the re-install.

I was like Yeah, this thing is going to carry me over a 100,000 miles with the new battery and pay itself back finally. SMH.

kiev
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Re: 2012 iMiev, bad charging unit!

Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:07 am

Hopefully they will honor your extended warranty if you still have a month to go, this sounds like good news.

Extended warranties were discussed back in 2012 and RobertC had his charger replaced April 2017, a month before his ran out.
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